School of Medicine

Biomedical Informatics Scholarships & Awards

Assistantships, Scholarships, & Awards

Assistantships

Assistantships are available to support training in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Applicants should be aware these funding sources are competitively sought after and acceptance into the program does not guarantee financial support.

  • The student will perform a set of specified tasks (20 hours per week)
  • US citizenship is not required for application.

The Bruce A. Houtchens, MD Memorial Scholarship in Biomedical Informatics & Telemedicine

The Bruce A. Houtchens, MD Memorial Scholarship in Biomedical Informatics and Telemedicine was established in memory of Dr. Bruce A. Houtchens, MD. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a first year graduate assistantship to an incoming PhD-seeking student. Read more.

John D. Morgan, PhD, Fellowship

The John D. Morgan Fellowship was established in memory of John D. Morgan, PhD. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a first year graduate assistantship to an incoming PhD-seeking student. Read more.

Helmuth F. Orthner, PhD, FACMI, Scholarship

The Helmuth F. Orthner Scholarship was established in memory of Helmuth F. Orthner, PhD, FACMI. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a first year graduate assistantship to an incoming PhD-seeking student. Read more.

T. Allan Pryor, PhD Scholarship

The T. Allan Pryor, PhD Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Allan Pryor, PhD. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a first year graduate assistantship to an incoming PhD-seeking student. Read more.

Homer Warner, MD, PhD, Graduate Assistantship in Biomedical Informatics

The Homer Warner Graduate Assistantship in Biomedical Informatics was established in honor of Dr. Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of informatics and the founder of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a first year graduate assistantship to an incoming PhD-seeking student. Read more.

Scholarships

Fellowships and grants are available to support training in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Applicants should be aware these funding sources are competitively sought after and acceptance into the program does not guarantee financial support.

The Richard A. Fay and Carol M. Fay Endowed Graduate Fellowship for the Department of Biomedical Informatics in Honor of Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD

The Richard A. Fay and Carol M. Fay Endowed Graduate Fellowship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Fay in memory of Homer Warner, MD, PhD. The funds are designated to support an outstanding graduate student’s training in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Read more.

Joyce A. Mitchell, PhD, Scholarship

This endowment to celebrate Dr. Mitchell’s legacy will be used primarily to fund student scholarships for areas with the greatest need. During the first year of funding the endowment will benefit post-doctoral students in the Division of Clinical Informatics. Read more.

The Helmuth F. Orthner, PhD, FACMI Travel Assistance Scholarship

The Helmuth F. Orthner Travel Assistance Scholarship was established in memory of Helmuth F. Orthner, PhD, FACMI. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide travel assistance to a worthy International Biomedical Informatics student who has been accepted to present at a meeting, or has been invited to participate at a meeting or other scholarly activity. The scholarship will be offered in years when funds are able to support. Read more.

The Rolland H. Reiter Scholarship

The $5,000 Rolland H. Reiter Scholarship in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah is awarded to a student chosen based on their interest and contributions to clinical application of biomedical informatics with emphasis in enhancing quality and/or reducing waste in medicine.  The award will go towards their tuition. Read more.

Awards

The Bruce A. Houtchens, MD, Prize in Biomedical Informatics & Telemedicine

The award and prize of $2,000 is given to the winner of a paper competition. Students are invited to submit papers expressing original ideas and reasonably complete research or development efforts in the areas of biomedical informatics, health informatics or telemedicine, which is broadly defined as the application of computer, communication, or information technology to health care. The papers must have been submitted to journals and other entities. Any student attending the University of Utah is eligible to apply. Read more.

Annual John D. Morgan, PhD, Award

The John D. Morgan Award is a $5,000 cash award presented each year to an outstanding PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. The fellowship committee will make the award based on the study of the following materials: student’s transcripts, NIH bio sketch, recommendations by the applicants' supervisory committees and manuscripts submitted by the student. The student must also be approved as a PhD candidate by passing the qualifying examination following completion of the first year of Biomedical Informatics class work. Read more.

The Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, Award

The award is named for Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of informatics and the founder of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. This award is presented for the paper that best describes approaches to improving computerized information acquisition, knowledge data acquisition and management, and presents experimental results documenting the value of these approaches. Read more.

The Mark R. Thomason Excellence in Innovation Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Biomedical Informatics

The Mark R. Thomason Excellence in Innovation Scholarship was established in memory of Mark R. Thomason, a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. The $1,000 scholarship is intended for a degree seeking graduate student in Biomedical Informatics who have completed at least one year of graduate work with preference given to PhD students. Read more.

Faculty Recognition

Reed M. Gardner, PhD, Award for Faculty Excellence

The Reed M. Gardner award for Faculty Excellence was established in 2005 to acknowledge the contributions of faculty members to the Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Nursing Informatics. The award was created by students to acknowledge the achievements of faculty members in the areas of teaching, mentoring, and service to the departments. The award is given annually after a competitive nomination and decision process supervised by a committee of students. Read more.

Reed M. Gardner, PhD, Lectureship in the Department of Biomedical Informatics

The Reed M. Gardner Lectureship was created in 2006 with gifts from faculty, alumni and friends for the purpose of initiating a Visiting Lectureship in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and to honor Dr. Gardner, a beloved master teacher and emeritus faculty member in DBMI. The University is honored to have this lectureship bear the name of Dr. Reed M. Gardner, paying tribute to his life of distinguished service and accomplishments. Read more.